i let the lady off the needles after nine languishing months, folded her, and caught her sneaking down the stairs before blocking, unwashed, and with her ends all akimbo!
but she’s been washed now (in the machine, on a gentle cycle, in a lingerie bag) with a dollop of gentle detergent, and is drying. the bummer is, the washing really flattened out her more characteristic rustic texture (the one that jess loved so much she decided not to block it at all!) but it bought me some length, which was needed drastically for wrapping purposes and wearing as a shawl. also of marked difference from jess’ is my choice of the noro silk garden colorway (too lazy to find the label to give you the number at the moment) which has bright colors which pop out from the more muted greys, blacks and navys (i lov the peacock, red, and green squares – the purple’s fun too!) which had drastic contrasts from one block to the next.
anyhow, i’ll do the crocheted border (maybe) and the fringe (definitely – that will dress this lady up for work wear) in the next few days, and do proper pictures with an official FO report.
peace out, yo.